Strathmore University

Data Management Leader & Country Coordinator

Data Management Lead: Strathmore as the data management leader will centrally manage all data from the project, drawing on its expertise in data management. Strathmore is more than an academic institution which develops practical applications, provides a platform to target today’s challenges, links parties and create knowledge to make society better. The Strathmore Africa Business Analytics Data Centre (SABDAC) has been established in Partnership with the Liquid Telkom and Strathmore Business School to bring the power of new technologies and innovations to some of the world’s oldest problems, demonstrate the power of partnership and provide new models through training, enhancing capacity, data analytics, predictive analysis, innovation and co-creation, data fellowship and research.

Organizational Description:

Strathmore Business School (SBS) was started in 1961 as an A-Level College by a group of professionals, who were inspired and encouraged by Saint Josémaria Escrivá, founder of Opus Dei. In 2005, Strathmore University made a bold step; to start a Business School that served leaders in positions of influence in society. It is our belief that when leaders are positively impacted, the ripple effect will be felt in the society at large. 10 years later, this dream has been realized in large strides and SBS has influenced over 7,500 business leaders, policymakers, professionals and thought leaders across the continent. Our value proposition is informed by the following.

Key Person:

David Mathuva, Ph.D., is currently a Lecturer at Strathmore University Business School where he teaches accounting and finance. Previously, David worked at KPMG Kenya in the Risk Consulting department, He currently serves as a board member in a Savings and Credit Cooperative Society. David continues to consult in the field of enterprise risk including forensic investigations. David has also published a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Kenya Association of Manufacturers

Country-based Researcher

Organizational description:

Kenya Association of Manufacturers is a BMO representing value-add companies and associate services in Kenya. KAM provides a link for co-operation, dialogue and understanding with Government and stakeholders by representing its members’ views and concerns through fact-based policy advocacy.

Key person:

Phyllis Wakiaga is the Chief Executive of the Kenya Association of Manufacturers. Phyllis is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and holds a Masters in International Trade and Investment Law, Masters in Business Administration, Bachelor of Law Degree from the University of Nairobi, and Diploma in Law from Kenya School of Law. Phyllis is also the United Nations Global Compact Network Representative in Kenya and sits in the Board of the Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KENGEN)

Kent Business School

Expert-based Researcher; Conceptual Expert

Organization Description:

The University of Kent (formerly the University of Kent at Canterbury), was founded in 1965 and is recognized as a Beloff’s plate glass university. It is also a member of the Santander Network of European universities encouraging social and economic development. The University has a rural campus north of Canterbury, housing over 6,000 students, as well as campuses in Medway and Tonbridge in Kent. It also has European postgraduate centers in Brussels, Athens, Rome, and Paris. As a result of these extensive ties with and geographic proximity to the continent the University brands itself as “The UK’s European university”. The University’s position as the UK’s European university is further evidenced by having students from 158 different nationalities and 41% of its academic and research staff being from outside the United Kingdom.

Key person:

Dr. Fredah Mwiti is a Marketing lecturer who has been a Marketing academic in the UK for almost 4 years. She has also taught in other countries including Kenya and Singapore. She has a Ph.D. in Marketing from Lancaster University, UK, and primarily engages in qualitative research focusing on Subsistence/BOP Markets, and specifically on areas such as Consumer Behaviour, Exchange Practices; Community engagement and collective savings.

Nottingham University

Expert-based Researcher & Conceptual Expert

Organization Description:

The International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility at the Nottingham University Business School is a leading research facility that promotes sustainable and responsible business education and management practice. Our teaching reflects the quality and influence of our research which is often developed in partnerships with a network of international academics and institutions.

Key person:

Dr. Judy N. Muthuri is an experienced educationist with accumulated research and teaching experience in the area of business ethics, responsibility and sustainability. Before joining academia, in the non-profit sector in East Africa specializing in gender & economic empowerment, volunteering and business and social development.

Independent Researcher

Country-based Researcher, Conceptual Expert

Key person:

Kanini Mootoni is a UK Chartered accountant and has worked at Director and board level positions at Merrill Lynch Bank of America, KPMG, Ernst and Young and Kleinwort Benson Bank over the past 15 years in Wealth Management and Investment Banking across 3 continents. She is currently the Director for Investment at The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub in Nairobi, an 8 country initiative created to increase and attract patient capital investments into the East African region. In just 2 years, the unit has facilitated the direct investment worth $57m into SMEs in the East Africa region

Strathmore University



Beatrice W. Njeru, Ph.D., teaches Communication Skills, Public Relations and Organisational Communication courses at Strathmore University in Nairobi Kenya, where she has been for 13 years. She has a PhD in Communication from Daystar University and studied Social Groups (Chamas/ ROSCAS) and how communication constitutes them. She is keen on qualitative research. She sits on a Kenyan women’s movement board as advisor on matters Communication.